The median contractor rate for a Network Security Specialist was £436 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Specialist
UK
Rank 595 636 591
Rank change year-on-year +41 -45  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Specialist 14 5 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.009% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.010% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 29
Median daily rate £436 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £338 £401
% change year-on-year +29.25% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Security Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Security Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Specialist in the UK

Network Security Specialist
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 12 £436 -3.05% 2
London +35 6 £438 -7.89% 1
South East +24 2 £436 +93.88%
Yorkshire +17 2 - -
West Yorkshire +16 2 - -
Leeds +11 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Swansea - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £436 -
West Wales - 2 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £425 -

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Network Security Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Security Specialist in the job title.

1 25 (96.15%) Network Security
2 23 (88.46%) Cisco
3 21 (80.77%) Firewall
4 16 (61.54%) CheckPoint
5 13 (50.00%) F5
6 10 (38.46%) Fortinet
6 10 (38.46%) Juniper
7 9 (34.62%) Blue Coat
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (34.62%) Infoblox
8 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (26.92%) CCNP
9 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 7 (26.92%) VMware
10 6 (23.08%) OSPF
10 6 (23.08%) DHCP
11 5 (19.23%) Linux
11 5 (19.23%) Citrix
11 5 (19.23%) BGP
11 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
11 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
12 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (15.38%) CCSE
12 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (15.38%) MPLS

Network Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) Network Security
2 21 (80.77%) Firewall
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (26.92%) DNS
5 6 (23.08%) DHCP
5 6 (23.08%) OSPF
6 5 (19.23%) BGP
6 5 (19.23%) BIG-IP
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (15.38%) MPLS
7 4 (15.38%) SNMP
7 4 (15.38%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) EIGRP
8 3 (11.54%) Fast Ethernet
8 3 (11.54%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (11.54%) IPsec
8 3 (11.54%) TACACS
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Database Security
1 3 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (11.54%) Security Operations
2 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
2 2 (7.69%) Line Management
2 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (3.85%) DevOps
3 1 (3.85%) E-Discovery
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Network Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CCNP
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCSE
2 4 (15.38%) CCSP
3 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSA
4 1 (3.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) vCloud
3 2 (7.69%) pfSense
3 2 (7.69%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) EnCase
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 13 (50.00%) F5
4 10 (38.46%) Fortinet
4 10 (38.46%) Juniper
5 9 (34.62%) Blue Coat
5 9 (34.62%) Infoblox
6 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
7 7 (26.92%) VMware
8 5 (19.23%) Citrix
9 3 (11.54%) Arista
10 2 (7.69%) Imperva
10 2 (7.69%) Vyatta
11 1 (3.85%) CA
11 1 (3.85%) IBM
11 1 (3.85%) IronPort
11 1 (3.85%) Nokia
11 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
11 1 (3.85%) Splunk
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